Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate TransUnion (TRU) Will Post Earnings of $0.48 Per Share

Wall Street analysts forecast that TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) will report earnings per share of $0.48 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Seven analysts have made estimates for TransUnion’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.50 and the lowest is $0.47. TransUnion reported earnings per share of $0.44 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 9.1%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 13th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that TransUnion will report full-year earnings of $1.86 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.85 to $1.88. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $2.12 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.05 to $2.26. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that cover TransUnion.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The company reported C$0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of C$0.43 by C$0.06. The business had revenue of C$498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$475.52 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The business’s revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.38 EPS.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $50.00 price objective (up previously from $47.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. raised their price objective on shares of TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. TransUnion has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$55.00.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) opened at C$53.40 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $9,739.52, a P/E ratio of 31.60, a PEG ratio of 3.13 and a beta of 0.62. TransUnion has a one year low of C$28.92 and a one year high of C$54.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a current ratio of 1.84.

In related news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 4,110 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of C$52.97, for a total value of C$217,706.70. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 21,963 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately C$1,163,380.11. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Siddharth N. Mehta sold 65,000 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of C$52.25, for a total transaction of C$3,396,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 33,389 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$1,744,575.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 3,929,969 shares of company stock worth $203,092,763 in the last three months. 2.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in TRU. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its stake in TransUnion by 138.6% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,009 shares of the company’s stock worth $174,000 after purchasing an additional 2,329 shares during the last quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in TransUnion during the 3rd quarter worth $204,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in TransUnion by 17.0% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the company’s stock worth $207,000 after purchasing an additional 694 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in TransUnion during the 2nd quarter worth $212,000. Finally, Alpine Global Management LLC acquired a new stake in TransUnion during the 2nd quarter worth $217,000.

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About TransUnion

TransUnion is a risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers. The Company provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decision capabilities to businesses. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International and Consumer Interactive.

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